Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator

Applications are now closed for the 2018 Arts Incubator class. Please check back in the summer of 2018 for the 2019 class.

What Is It?

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency is designed to encourage artistic risk-taking by supporting artists in the creation of work that is outside the boundaries of their usual genre, discipline or comfort zone. The goal of the Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the residency is designed to give artists time and space to “incubate” -- to develop an idea or concept and explore it. The Arts Incubator Residency is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit program.

How It Works

Groups are selected to participate in the Arts Incubator Residency by completing the application and submitting all forms by August 21, 2017. Groups are notified in September if they have been successful.

Who Can Apply?

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is open to anyone age 18 and older, including professional and non-professional artists, teachers, ensembles and groups, and students. The Residency is open to both those within the Cornish community and those outside the Cornish community. Projects submitted should be in their early stages and involve a minimum of two artists from two different art forms. Artists from all disciplines are urged to apply. The lead artist applying must be a Washington state resident. 

How to Apply

The application process is now open. Please download the application materials on this webpage. The completed application will include: application, work samples, references, and availability form. Any questions on the application process should be directed to pestell@cornish.edu

Past Classes

Past residencies have been awarded to Nico Tower and Kimberly Holloway, Ilvs Strauss, JuJu Kusanagi, Angelina Baldoz and KT Shores, Veronica Lee-Baik, Alice Gosti, Wesley K. Andrews and Jess K. Smith, Jessica Hatlo and Rosa Vissers (PE|Mo), Charles McCall and Adriana Compoy, Julia Greenway and Jessica Hoffman, Strawberry Theater Workshop, Carl Lawrence, and Hannah Simmons.

"Spheres of Influence" Filming by Nico Towers. Nico Towers was apart of our 2016/17 Arts Incubator class. During her residency she took the mechanical principles of soccer and applied them to dance improvisation. Soccer was taught to dancers, and scores

"Spheres of Influence" Filming by Nico Towers. Nico Towers was apart of our 2016/17 Arts Incubator class. During her residency she took the mechanical principles of soccer and applied them to dance improvisation. Soccer was taught to dancers, and scores.